Hearty Ham Loaves Recipe

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Hearty Ham Loaves Recipe
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Hearty Ham Loaves Recipe

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"This is a great way to use leftover baked ham," recommends Audrey Thibodeau, Mesa, Arizona. "I serve one of these loaves right away and store the other in the freezer for later. They're so nicely flavored with a variety of seasonings that everyone loves 'em!"
Recommended: Ham and Cheese Recipes
MAKES:
12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES:
12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 25)
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • Dash paprika
  • 1-1/3 pounds finely ground fully cooked ham
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. Add ham and sausage; mix well. Shape into two loaves. Place in ungreased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake one loaf at 350° for 1 hour. Meanwhile, combine glaze ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove loaf from the oven; drain. Baste with half of the glaze. Bake 30-40 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 160°-170°, basting occasionally. Cover and freeze remaining loaf and glaze for up to 2 months. To prepare, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and bake as directed. Yield: 2 loaves (6-8 servings each).
Originally published as Hearty Ham Loaves in Quick Cooking March/April 1998

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 222 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 663mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 10g protein.

  • 1 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 25)
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • Dash paprika
  • 1-1/3 pounds finely ground fully cooked ham
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. Add ham and sausage; mix well. Shape into two loaves. Place in ungreased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake one loaf at 350° for 1 hour. Meanwhile, combine glaze ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove loaf from the oven; drain. Baste with half of the glaze. Bake 30-40 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 160°-170°, basting occasionally. Cover and freeze remaining loaf and glaze for up to 2 months. To prepare, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and bake as directed. Yield: 2 loaves (6-8 servings each).
Originally published as Hearty Ham Loaves in Quick Cooking March/April 1998

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terriesherrow User ID: 2533485 23517
Reviewed May. 21, 2012

"i make a ham just so i leftovers to make this"

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